Mildred Zinda, 96
Mildred Zinda, 96
Mass of Christian Burial for Mildred Edith Zinda was held Monday, November 18, 2013 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Appleton with Father Brian Oestreich officiating. LuAnn Rheingans was organist and Cantor was Pat Krebs. Congregational hymns were "Amazing Grace," "Just A Closer Walk With Thee," "On Eagles Wings" and "How Great Thou Art." Interment was at Appleton City Cemetery.
Mildred was born on a farm southeast of Holloway in Edison Township, Swift County on February 21, 1917, to Fred and Clara (Forschler) Hallaway. She was baptized in May 1938 at Appleton. She went to country school at District 69 until the age of 10 when her mother died and she went to live with her aunt at Brownsville for two years. She returned to Holloway and stayed with her sister, Hazel Holzheimer, and went to high school. Mildred graduated from Holloway High School in 1933 and then attended Normal Training at Appleton. She taught school for three years before her marriage and then taught one year after her marriage.
On June 6, 1938, she was married to Ignace Frank Zinda at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Edison Township. They farmed in Edison Township for 56 years; retiring in 1974. After retiring, they spent many winters in Weslaco, Texas. After Ignaces death on March 8, 1994, Mildred moved into Westview Apartments in Appleton.
In September of 2011 Mildred became a resident of the Minnewaska Lutheran Home, where she died on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. She had attained the age of 96 years, 8 months and 21 days.
She is survived by four children, Nancy Gronholz of Starbuck, Daniel (LaVonne) Zinda of Alexandria, Bonnie (Arlan) McClain of Dixon, IL, and Judy (Pat) OByrne of Littleton, CO; nine grandchildren, Michael (Meg) Zinda, Bryan Zinda, Andrea (Darren) Griese, Roxanna (Kevin) Gapstur, Randi Norby, Rob (Marlise) Gronholz, Jill (Chris) Maida, Nathan (Calli) McClain, and Hayley OByrne; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Ramseth of Forest Lake; sister-in-law, Marie Zinda of Appleton; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ignace; sisters, Hazel Holzheimer and Beth Dezotell; and brothers, John Hallaway Sr., William Hallaway and Herbert Hallaway; nine sisters-in-law, and 10 brothers-in-law.
Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home Vaala Chapel in Appleton; www.zniewskifuneralhome.com.